Mel Ziegler

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Mel Ziegler
Born Scranton, PA
Nationality USA
Label(s) Banana Republic

Mel Ziegler and his wife Patricia Ziegler were the American founders of Banana Republic.

Along with William Rosenzweig, they also co-founded the Republic of Tea. They eventually sold both companies.[1][2]

The Zieglers subsequently founded another apparel company, Zoza,[1][2][3] but this eventually failed.[4]

Their eldest son, Zio Ziegler, is a notable street artist.[5]


  1. ^ a b Hellman, Peter (September 28, 2000). "AT HOME WITH/MEL AND PATRICIA ZIEGLER; About to Hatch Their Third Republic". The New York Times. New York: The New York Times Company. ISSN 0362-4331. OCLC 1645522. Retrieved April 9, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Be present, not tense: Mel Ziegler". reveries magazine. December 2000. Retrieved April 9, 2011. 'I was either going to be a curmudgeon, sitting on the edge of it, shaking my finger at it. Or I was going to go see what it was all about.' Mel Ziegler, who with his wife Patricia invented and sold Banana Republic and Republic of Tea, is explaining the end of a hiatus and the beginning of a new journey called ZoZa  Interview with Mel Ziegler.
  3. ^ Dunn, Casey (October 9, 2001). "ZoZa Site Overview". What was Retrieved April 9, 2011. 
  4. ^ Dunn, Casey (October 9, 2001). "ZoZa Summary". What was Retrieved April 9, 2011. 
  5. ^ Lipton, Josh (December 23, 2014), Zio Ziegler: The artist for tech's elite, CNBC .